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University of Iowa News Release

April 29, 2003

Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science Program Holds Open House

The University of Iowa Graduate Program in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science will host an open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 2 in room 1-252 of the Medical Education Building (MEB). The event is free and open to the public.

Within the past year, the program, which is ranked No. 3 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, has seen several significant changes. The program has moved into new facilities in MEB, and in September 2002 the Board of Regents, State of Iowa approved the graduate program's proposal to offer a doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degree, which is a professional clinical entry-level degree.

David Nielsen, Ph.D., PT, UI professor and director of the program, said that the open house is an opportunity to invite UI colleagues and students as well as the general public to visit and tour the program's new teaching and research facilities.

The event also will highlight the research activities of students and faculty within the program. Posters describing rehabilitation research will be on display. Refreshments also will be available.

For more information about the open house contact Judy Biderman at 335-6651, or visit the Web site at http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/physicaltherapy/index.htm

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5135 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

CONTACT(S): Jennifer Brown, (319) 335-9917, jennifer-l-brown@uiowa.edu